Deaths | Oxfordshire County Council


White rose bouquetWe aim to provide a sympathetic, helpful and considerate service to help you make the necessary decisions and arrangements when someone dies.

We have produced the following guide to provide guidance, support and reassurance:

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Registering a death

How and where you can register a death.

The coroner

Information about the coroner's role and details about inquests held in Oxfordshire.


What a grant of probate, or letter of administration, allows you to do.

Who to notify

Organisations you may need to notify when someone dies - and how the 'Tell Us Once' scheme can help.

Order a death certificate

How to request a copy of a birth or death certificate.

Birth certificate

Death with no next of kin

What are the council’s responsibilities in arranging a funeral and dealing with the estate?

Burial abroad

What to do if you want to remove a body for burial in another country.

Registering a still-birth

What you need to do to register a still-birth.

Donation of body

What to do if the deceased asked for their body to be donated to medical science.

Mortuary service

The role of the mortuary following a death.

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